The Artists Luggage
For The Splendor Of Bronzino
2010-2011

As the preferred painter of Cosimo I de’ Medici, Agnolo di Cosimo (better known as Bronzino), portrayed an inimitable era like no one else could have. For the exhibition ‘Bronzino: Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici’ (September 2010 – January 2011), Il Bisonte pays tribute to the extraordinary elegance of the Medici court along with the aristocratic splendor of Bronzino’s portraits.

A Saddlebag
For Galileo Galilei
2009

An olive-colored cowhide saddlebag abundant in pockets was created to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first observations of the moon by means of the telescope, celebrated at Palazzo Strozzi with the exhibition ‘Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope’ (March – August 2009).

A Picnic Basket
For Impressionist Art
2008

The Impressionists were used to paint en plein air, outdoors. The spirit of their days, spent interacting with the movements of the sun, the changing colors of the sky, and the rustling of the trees, comes alive again in the picnic basket, created for the exhibition ‘Painting Light: The Hidden Techniques of Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh’ (July – September 2008).